Parisians Tell Us Why They Wanted To Buy Charlie Hebdo

Although Charlie Hebdo distributed about 700,000 copies Wednesday, many newsstands in Paris sold out in the early hours of the morning. Here's why some people lined up to try to buy the magazine.

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"Because it's a gesture, even small, that links me to millions of others. It's supporting a free organ, and a way for me to stay awake. I will repeat this gesture at every occasion — and long live freedom"

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"On Wednesday 7 of January 2015, a death we rarely mentioned: off-beat humor. Let's make it live again. 'Attacking symbols': the first degree of semiology... —Guillaume, academic, image specialist."

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